Two Countries Order Immediate Halt on Moderna Due to Potential Side Effects
The news is still getting worse for the COVID vaccines.
It’s things like this that aid in reducing any confidence that we have in the vaccines.
Again, let me give me disclaimer: take it, don’t take it, that’s your decision. I’m not here to steer you one way or the other. Discuss it with your doctor and do whatever you feel is right for you.
But two countries just decided to put an immediate halt to giving the vaccine to a group of individuals based on the possible side effects that they have been experiencing.
Sweden and Denmark decided to halt vaccinations with Moderna Inc.’s Covid-19 shot for younger people because of potential side effects.
The Swedish health authority Wednesday cited new data on the increased risk of heart inflammation as a reason for the pause for those aged 30 and under. Denmark will stop giving the shot to those younger than 18.
Moderna shares fell as much as 5.3% in New York trading.
“We are monitoring the situation closely and are acting rapidly to ensure that Covid-19 vaccinations are constantly as safe as possible, while also providing protection,” said Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist.
The two countries recommended Pfizer Inc.’s and BioNTech SE’s rival vaccine as a replacement. Both vaccinations use messenger RNA technology to prompt an immune reaction.
I just wish that our governments would be honest in addressing this sort of thing. Why are other counties acknowledging these problems, but our own country can’t do the same? Why not just address it and fix it? That seems logical, right? Or even if people are still willing to take the risk, let that be the case and let them decide for themselves instead of forcing someone to do it or else lose their job. I can’t think of anything more anti-American than that.